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's proposition 8, the law that voters passed in 2008 banning same-sex marriage in california. and on wednesday the court will hear a separate case challenging the defense of marriage act, which defined marriage as between one man and one woman. signed into law in 1996 by president clinton who now supports the overturning of that law. at least one of the nine on the court has a personal connection to this issue, chief justice john roberts has a cousin from san francisco who is a lesbian and reportedly wants to marry her partner. she will be in the room as roberts guest during the prop 8 arguments. so will cc cnn senior analyst jeffrey toobin who will prep us on that, the author of "the oath." jeff, thanks for being here on "the lead." you're the lead on "the lead." there are a lot of legal issues and torts. but for you this comes down to one question. >> both cases, same question -- can the government, in giving out benefits, whether it's taxes, whether it's marriage, whether it's child custody, say gay people get one set of benefits and straight people get another? can gay people get less? tho
hook happened, i just wanted to do something. >> yes. >> whether it was changing the laws to make it easier to commit people or making sure that background checks were better. what did you feel as a dad? >> oh, i mean, it was awful. and our hearts go out to those who are the victims of sandy hook and these other mass shootings. i would have hoped that the president would have focused on the bigger problem, you know, violence in our society. >> do you think background checks, improving background checks might be part of that? >> they should actually do a real background check on everyone. and maybe the department of justice ought to enforce the law. >> what the speaker meant by that i should say because i wanted to, i had to go back to his office and say is he coming out in favor of improved background checks? no. he supports the background check system that exists to be implemented better. what do you see happening realistically with guns? can anything get through the house? >> well, we know something could get through the senate. i think a ban on straw purchases might in fact be
's husband was the one who signed the defense of marriage act into law in 1996. that defined marriage as between one man and one woman. but just last week, former president bill clinton called for that law to be struck down. we'll have much more from our new cnn poll later in the show. >>> they're potentially lifesaving ordeal, mammograms and prostate exams. i'll let you argue which one is worse and most uncomfortable amongst yourselves. if you said a mammogram, you're probably a woman. a new study out this afternoon claims getting a screening every two years is just as effective as getting one every year, at least for women ages 50 to 74. for women 40 to 49 should probably still schedule a mammogram annually. >>> up next, the money lead. never been on a cruise? that does not mean you've never paid for one. millions are spent rescuing broken-down ships, and u.s. taxpayers are picking up the tab. >>> and later, a famous film about an infamous killer. but what fate befell baseball annie? stick around. today is gonna be an important day for us. you ready? we wanna be our brother's keeper
of this haine ous crime? >> if i find the thief, they will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. and i plan to personally put these on him. >> i got to ask this question. what has more sentimental value, your handcuff necklace or your barrette. >> the barrette is lucy's, my daughter's. i have to go with the barrette. don't ask me anything else about what i wear. next thing i know, i'll turn around and lucy's barrette will be gone, anderson. anderson cooper. >> we're going to stay on it, nancy grace, thank you. good luck to you. >> anderson, thank you, friend. >> thank you, friend. let me just say on the record, that i promise cnn and ac 360 will devote all of its many resources to the search and i personally, i will stay on this story until the handcuffs are returned to their rightful owner or until tomorrow's ridiculist. >> she said these are real, i don't think she was talking about the handcuffs. we should tell you, mark geragos will be on ac 360 tonight to respond to nancy grace's accusati accusations. yes, ladies and gentlemen, this is cnn. >>> now to the lead with jake tapper. >>
. it needs to be modernized. number two we have to enforce our laws and improve the way they're enforced. number three we have to figure out a way to deal with the people here illegally in a way that is compassionate but also responsible. that means we're not going to deport 12 million people like rand paul said today. we're also not going to give blanket amnesty or special pathway to citizenship because it would be unfair to those who did it the right way. finding that right balance is what we're working on and i hope we'll have something soon so we can begin to discuss it with our colleagues. >> your fellow florida republican jeb bush a few weeks ago when he unveiled his book had i don't want to call it a stumble but a question about whether he supported a path to citizenship. he didn't seem to in the book although he had previously said that he did support a path to citizenship. this obviously is a big sticking point with conservatives especially. jeb bush told "the washington post" during that book tour that while he was working on the book you were not for a path to citizenship. can
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